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KeithShap wrote:I stated this in another part of this forum, but I figured I would post it here too. If zombies were to be created, besides the usual debate on whether they would be fast or slow, we would have to also worry about if they can distinguish between humans, or not. If the later, then not only would we have to worry about surviving them, but also basic survival in general. Even if an average zombie's life span was five years, and even if one zombie ate only one other animal per year. Five million, based on full scale apocalypse scenario, zombies would have eaten twenty five million animals, and that's if they only eat ONE animal per year. If you apply the basis of the location of the zombie, and the survivability of the surrounding animals. IF they are equipped with the instinct to stay away from the infected, whole other species` as we know it would be wiped from the face of the earth in a matter of months, not years.
KeithShap wrote:Ah, but the possible of today was impossible yesterday. Besides, mankind has been cooking up some of our own nasty little concoctions for some time. Some of the most major discoveries in science were made accidentally. I would actually find it a fitting end to a sad story, destroying ourselves would be a just end indeed. Even if it weren't man made, I would say that it could easily infect a couple million, giving the right circumstances. By circumstances I mean, if the virus was flu like in it's way to infect anyone, and a clear travel route. If it took time to take effect, I would say that it could easily spread around the world before anyone even really knows anything.
Absit wrote:Yes. Maybe not Romero's zombies, or Resident Evil's zombies. But 28 Days Later's zombies. Looking at that movie, how unrealistic are the zombies? A blood and saliva borne pathogen that makes the infected being lose their self control, pain, and fear, and leaves them with nothing but the urge to eat, anything. Wait..that's Rabies. How long do you think it'll be before someone in a terrorist (or non) country realizes how powerful it would be to drop this on some island (North America, England, Australia, Africa, etc) and watch it destroy itself?
AUA wrote:From a purely scientific perspective, I cannot see zombies in the Romero sense ever existing beyond means that defy the natural laws of physics, and the known observations of biological processes (not only would it be peculiar that the organism would sacrifice all else for food consumption, but that they would be so selective as to their food source to make themselves a threat to humanity; not only that they would come back from the dead, but that they would stay alive, indefinitely, violating the second law of thermodynamics, or that they would defy the conventional laws of chemistry, with their conventional biological configuration).
In other words, I don't see it happening.
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